Mr Paul Ell is a Graduate of the University of Wollongong and he currently serves as the alumni representative on the University Council. Paul joined the board of Pulse in 2018 as the University Council representative. Professionally, Paul is employed as a solicitor for the region’s largest law firm, RMB Lawyers. Paul is currently the president of the Shoalhaven and Districts Regional Law Society Paul has a longstanding involvement in various community organisations and causes throughout the Illawarra and South Coast, in particular the Smith Family and VIEW. In 2018, Paul was awarded the coveted 2018 Tom Harvey Award for Citizenship at Parliament House on behalf of the Australia Youth Trust. The award, named in honour of the Trust’s late inaugural chairman, recognises the outstanding contribution of a young Australian (between 15 and 30) who has assisted in the development of other young people and their families by providing better opportunities either through literacy, education and/or employment programs. As a long time ambassador for the Smith Family and Learning for Life programs, Paul has travelled the state speaking to different audiences about the power of education to overcome disadvantage.